Brewed by Baird Brewing Co.
Style: Amber Lager/Vienna
Numazu, Shizuoka, Japan


on tap

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RATINGS: 60   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35/5   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Amber-gold in color, softly floral in aroma and roundly malty in flavor, Baird Numazu Lager strikes a perfect balance between complexity and drinkability. The smooth lager character is accentuated by a long period (four months) of post-packaging cold conditioning. The pinpoint natural carbonation that is achieved during this long period of conditioning and maturation ensures that the last sip is a fresh and effervescent as the first.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GoufCustom (1569) - HONG KONG - JAN 10, 2014

360 ml bottle bought at YATA in Grand Century Place in Mong Kok.

Cloudy hazy amber brown colour with scappy brown yeast sediments; One finger head with off-white foam which lasts for 90 seconds; Moderate sticky lacing with notable small carbonation; Fragrant sweet aroma of full lager / caramel malt, with raisins, dark fruit, honey, light chocolate, caramel, yeast, light musty, and faint grass; Close to light sweet taste of roasted malt and ale malt, with light coffee, milk chocolate, faint caramel, Cola, dry biscuits, bread, yeast, liquorices, bitter lime and grassy hops; Mid to light body, slightly slick and crisp palate; Mouth feel is a hybrid of roasted lager and ale, very much in line with Vienna (think Sam Adams’ Boston Lager) with some chocolaty and coffee like roasty Amber character come through in a very restrained way. Sweetness is near zero, and it’s dry crisp biscuity as hell. Gooood… Hoppiness is faint grass nose, sharp citrus and grass in taste. Notably astringent for a lasting and licking mid-bitter finish; Bone dry after taste, crisp and nicely bitter to mouth.

Comments: As Amber / Vienna, this one is already stand above most macros, and I like it more than Sam Adams Boston for its tight and pretty exciting taste combos. It has the best of both roasted malt beer and Ale, with the right amount of roastiness, damned good dryness, and sharp as knife hoppiness, it brings out the best of an otherwise ordinary beer style. A winner!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
PhillyCraft (5600) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 24, 2015
Stoked to see a sessionable beer on at the Festival especially some lager beer. Clearish golden with medium white head. Notes of light bubblegum hop, caramel malt, corn, and clean grain. Nice lager

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lubiere (12776) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 7, 2011
A golden amber lager with a thin white head. In aroma, nice perfumey malt with smooth chalky notes. In mouth, a nice quaffer, crisp malt, light grainy notes, rye notes. On tap at Deep Ellum, Jan. 16 2011.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
pintbypint (3327) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 25, 2012
360ml brown bottle. Brassy golden colour, bit of haze, fat white head with tight bubbles. Good lacing. Nose has nice toasty malt, bread, hay. Just a bit of sweetness there. In the mouth the beer has a nice maltiness, more hay notes, a bit toasty. Light grassy bitterness. Grassy aftertaste, a bit of grain, bread too. Light body, smooth almost creamy mouthfeel, well carbonated without being fizzy. Solid lager, very drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (21720) - , Essex, ENGLAND - OCT 12, 2013
15th May 2013
Hazy deep amber beer, good white head. Palate is light and dry with a crisp trailing edge. Mild malt, touch of soft cream. Not very lager like in character. Mild citrus before the softish and semi dry finish. Nicely joined up and pretty quaffable, but more like a pale ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
brokensail (15754) - Dublin, California, USA - NOV 7, 2014
On tap @ Beachwood Brewing. Light amber/dark orange pour with a white head. There’s a lot of bread and toasted malt. A nice malty aroma and some floral hops. There is a really nice bready malt flavor to it. Some toast, caramel, and dough. Floral and slightly grassy. A hint of apple esters and straw. Nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
beer-yum (1297) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - NOV 6, 2015
Restrained aroma in a golden pour. Fruity rather than hoppy balance with a nice clean finish. Interesting taste profile for a larger - and better for it (to my mind).

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
R4N5H (738) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 14, 2015
33cl bottle, purchased at De Bierkoning, Amsterdam and poured into a long stemmed tulip glass on 03-Oct-2015. Hazy golden colour with a medium sized white head. Aroma if cereal, floral pine and malt. Medium body and carbonation. Light caramel, cereal and hops. A good bittersweet hoppy lager.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bozoNZ (758) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 14, 2011
Bottle - Reasonable amber giolden with nice head retention. Aroma of a little perfume and tropical fruit notes. Reasonable hop bitterness from start to finish which lingers well after. Not sure of it’s Vienna qualities but very nice drinking....

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
VertBaconStrips (2309) - Blerkablerka, Alberta, CANADA - APR 12, 2011
Amber brew with a large bubbly light tan head that leaves plenty ’o lacing - the body has lots of suspended micro particles hanging around. The aroma is fresh, fruity and has ample sweet caramel but it’s mostly the fruit that holds this up. Some biscuit, lots of floral notes, thick rich fruit with a hint of spice somewhere in the distance. Very nice and fresh and appealing nose. This has a wonderful taste with some sort of unique twist. NIce spice and soft citrus with hints of herbal and pine - more of a pine feel I’d guess, caramel, mild to medium bitterness and hey, I just got that classic vienna malt taste - it snuck in on the end of a sip over half the way into the bottle. Good body, plenty of rich malts and a mild spice that kept my taste buds alert. Me likey. On the very end of the aftertaste there is the vienna. Very yummy beer and very well put together with a good variation of flavour changes and a good mouth feel. NIce.

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